2020 News

  • Students connect with city’s history at Wellington Heritage Week

    When Wellington celebrated Wellington Heritage Week from 26 October to 1 November, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Master of Museum and Heritage Practice (MMHP) students were there to help plan and run some of the Week’s events.

  • Rebecca, Tia, Henry, and Ayden on the open day (Taken by Heritage NZ)

    Pulling together the Antrim House Open Day

    When Wellington celebrated Wellington Heritage Week from 26 October to 1 November, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Master of Museum and Heritage Practice (MMHP) students were tasked with developing the Antrim House Open Day..

  • From left to right: Students Stephanie So, Maddi McTavish, Michael Upchurch, and engineering experts Win Clark, Hamish McKenzie and Adrian Ferguson. Credit: Mark Murphy

    Engineering for Earthquakes walks

    When Wellington celebrated Wellington Heritage Week from 26 October to 1 November, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Master of Museum and Heritage Practice (MMHP) students collaborated with Engineering New Zealand to organise guided walks between buildings in the city, looking specifically at engineering ingenuity and Wellington’s seismic history.

  • Corinne Seals leans on a chair in the Hunter Council Chamber

    Connecting language and identity

    Dr Corinne Seals (School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies) has dedicated her life to researching how language and identity are connected—and she is a perfect example of the interplay between the two.

  • 2019 graduates of the Master of Strategic Studies in their NZDF uniforms and academic dress.

    NZDF teaching contract renewed

    The Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Science's Centre for Strategic Studies will continue to teach its Master of Strategic Studies to students of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Advanced Command and Staff College. After a successful first three years, the contract has now been renewed for a further two years.

  • Faculty celebrates Marsden Fund success

    Three Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences projects have received funding from the Government’s Marsden Fund. The projects have jointly secured over $1.7 million and are examples of the high-quality research that takes place in this Faculty.

  • Screenshots of the new app.

    From Rio to Rotorua: Toitoi creates connections across cultures

    A multilingual app that showcases stories, poems and art by young New Zealanders about the vibrant cultures of Latin America is now available to be downloaded for free on all platforms. This app is the companion for the Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue. The journal, app and additional digital resources were commissioned by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE), in partnership with the School of Languages and Cultures at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Toitoi Media, and Kiwa Digital.